SENSE AND SENSIBILITIES: KITCHEN TABLE RESTAURANTS ANNOUNCES
OPENING TEAM FOR NEW RESTAURANT CONCEPT ‘MIANTIAO’ IN VANCOUVER, BC
Further Details Revealed for Unique New Restaurant Experience Coming
to Shangri-La Hotel Vancouver this Summer
A realization of parallel worlds united by like-minded culinary philosophies and time-honoured traditions, Miantiao — derived from the Mandarin word for ‘noodle’ — will marry Italian and Chinese ingredients and techniques. The creative cross-cultural exploration will be led by Kitchen Table Culinary Director Alex Tung, who brings a thoughtful, technique-driven approach to cooking honed in some of the world’s most respected kitchens while working alongside renowned chefs such as Jean-Georges Vongerichten, Daniel Boulud and Christian Delouvrier. Raised in a Chinese household, Tung also travelled extensively throughout the Mediterranean in his former role as a brand ambassador for an artisanal Italian pasta and olive-oil producer.
Joining Tung at the helm will be Executive Chef Tret Jordan (Loden Hotel, Wentworth Hospitality) and Chef de Cuisine Justin Lee (Superflux, Crowbar). The Miantiao front-of-house team will be led by General Manager Hao-Yang Wang (Farmer’s Apprentice, Grapes & Soda, West), Bar Manager Gianluigi (Luigi) Bosco (Lombardi, Shangri-La Vancouver) and Wine Director David Steele (South by Southwest Wine Imports, Shangri-La Vancouver).
The Miantiao experience will further play on the marriage of Italian and Chinese cuisines in two dynamic dining spaces. The Frasca Room, inspired by the Friuli region of Italy, offers a mix of both communal and individual seating, while the Jia Room, (‘home’ in Mandarin) is a warm and inviting setting in the main dining area that also showcases a full lounge and cocktail bar. Miantiao will also offer three private dining spaces for special events with à-la-carte and fixed menus created especially for groups available upon request.
“From the design to our menus to our style of service, Miantiao embraces rituals shared by both Chinese and Italian cultures surrounding food, family and memories made and celebrated around the table,” says Chef Tung, Kitchen Table’s Culinary Director. “I’m personally excited to transport locals and visitors alike on a unique and stimulating journey for the senses that celebrates the many similarities and culinary traditions that have long been shared by both countries.”
Further details on Miantiao, including food and drink menus — and how guests can reserve — will be released in the coming weeks. For more information on Miantiao or to stay up to date on all the latest developments, go to miantiaorestaurant.com or follow @miantiaorestaurant on Instagram. For more information on Kitchen Table Restaurants, visit ktrestaurants.com
ABOUT MIANTIAO | The latest member of the growing family of award-winning establishments under the Kitchen Table Restaurants collection, Miantiao is an exciting new cross-cultural and -culinary concept that marries Italian and Chinese ingredients and techniques. With a name derived from the Mandarin word for ‘noodle’ — a staple of both cuisines — Miantiao is slated to open in summer 2021 in the Shangri-La Hotel Vancouver and will offer an expansive dining room, multiple dining enclaves, a cocktail bar, and lounge | miantiaorestaurant.com
ABOUT KITCHEN TABLE RESTAURANTS | A mainstay of the local hospitality scene since 2009, Kitchen Table Restaurants places a premium on simplicity, integrity, giving back to the neighbourhoods in which it operates and the belief that the fondest memories are made at the kitchen table, not in the dining room. The brand operates a number of beloved and award-winning restaurants in the Greater Vancouver area, including: Gastown comfort-food-and-cocktail hotspot Pourhouse; Main Street’s Northern Italian-focused Pizzeria Farina; Railtown casual Italian eatery Ask For Luigi; authentically Italian caffé-by-day, ristorante-by-night Di Beppe in Gastown; Italian hotspot Farina a Legna in North Vancouver’s Lower Lonsdale district; Venetian-inspired wine and cicchetti bar giovane bacaro, located in the Fairmont Pacific Rim Hotel; and the highly anticipated Miantiao, slated to open in the Shangri-La Hotel Vancouver in summer 2021. Kitchen Table continues to set the gold standard for hospitality by placing a premium on simplicity, integrity, giving back to the neighbourhoods in which it operates and with the belief that the fondest memories are made at the kitchen table, not in the dining room. | ktrestaurants.com
ABOUT SHANGRI-LA HOTEL VANCOUVER | Shangri-La Hotel Vancouver has defined luxury hospitality in Vancouver through its commitment to the highest standards. Guests will experience unrivalled five-diamond service delivered with Canadian thoughtfulness that reflects the city’s cultural mosaic and Shangri-La’s signature hospitality from the heart. The hotel is a sophisticated haven that anchors the city’s luxury retail row on Alberni Street, offering guests ultimate accessibility to luxury shopping, thought-provoking art installations and trendy restaurants and bars just outside the hotel’s doorstep. | shangri-la.com/vancouver.
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